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Camping

This week Reception decided to make the most of the beautiful weather and go camping! We set up camp at the top of the field by the willow trees and had a lovely morning doing all the activities we usually do in Reception and lots more besides. Apart from the tents, we had a BBQ …

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Money

In Reception we have been learning about money. The children are very good at recognising all the different coins and have been working with 1ps, paying for items in our shop and doing very careful counting to make sure they give the correct amount.                        …

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All About Boats

The fantastic weather has really helped our work about journeys as part of the Summer Fun topic. Today  in Reception we used boxes  to make  boats. We used pictures of different types of boats and ships to inspire us.               Some children started making paper boats and experimented with …

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Bean Planting

A few weeks ago Reception planted beans as part of our work about Jasper’s Beanstalk. The children have enjoyed watching them grow. Some beans have grown faster than others and the children thought about why this might be. “Some children planted their beans earlier than others so they’ve had more time to grow.” “Maybe these …

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Stuck in the Mud

We have been learning to tell the story ‘Stuck in the Mud’ by Pie Corbett. Last week we thought about how we could change the story. Instead of a farmer called Tom, Zebra’s decided to have an astronaut called Tom. Look at our washing line of the story. We have used post it notes to …

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Monster Meal

During our daily Guided Reading sessions in Reception this week, some children have enjoyed reading the book ‘Monster Meal’ by Paul Shipton. The children then wanted to create their own meal for a monster. We wrote a recipe and named it ‘Mud Meal’. In our child initiated learning time we then followed the recipe and …

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Daily Mile

Reception enjoy taking part in the Daily Mile as part of their exercise every day. In September we started with 2 circuits of the playground, then built it up to 3 circuits. Recently we have set the children  a time challenge; the timer is set for 5 minutes and the children run, walk, skip or …

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Reception have loved visiting the forest this week. This weeks Mini Explorer session had a special focus on mindfulness and well being. We thought about how being outside in nature made us feel. We used the words ‘calm’, ‘peaceful’ and  ‘quiet’ to describe the lovely forest. We also used our senses of sight, smell and …

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Pebble Painting

The children in Reception, like the rest of the school, have been busy painting pebbles as part of our Art work. As the children enjoyed this activity we revisited it this week as part of Mental Health Week. “I liked doing this, I wanted to do it again” Rhiannon When asked how it made them …

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Jasper’s Beanstalk

Reception have loved reading and learning the story of ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’. We have thought of actions for the words and acted it out many times. We know it so well now, we don’t even have to look at the book! In literacy we have been doing our neatest handwriting and best sentences to write the …

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